Terms to Know
Sand Creek Massacre
Custer's Last Stand
Helen Hunt Jackson
Carlisle Indian School
Dawes Severalty Act
Promontory Point, Utah
Pacific Railroad Act
Oklahoma Land Rush
John Wesley Powell
Ouestions to Consider
1. What methods did the U.S. government use to remove Indians from western land so that non-Indians could use it? In what ways did the various Indians tribes react to these methods?
2. What was the role of the railroad in westward expansion and economic development?
3. Landownership is part of the "American dream."
Describe the acts of Congress that played a part in redistributing
western land. Were those acts successful in distributing the land
equally among the common people?